Mahler beyond the Couch

Vol: 165 | 1 Dec 2016

Discover Mahler’s hotel meeting with Freud,
take a walk with Mark Volpe at Tanglewood,
and enjoy Moszkowski’s unsung concerto.

Composers and
Their Poets
Beethoven I
Alessandro Lanari
The God among Impresarios
Musical Giants of
the 20th Century
Opera Voices
York Early Music Christmas Festival
Established in 1977, the festival is an important arts offerings in Britain dedicated to music from and before the eighteenth century. As Britain’s premier festival of historically informed performance, the event is set in some of the country’s most beautiful historic venues including York Minster, Harewood House and the National Centre for Early Music...
Date: December 8 to 15, 2016
Country: United Kingdom
What's New
Mahler beyond the Couch Gesture in Piano Playing, Part 1
The 2010 film “Mahler on the Couch” provided a fictional reconstruction—dressed up as a grand historical drama—of the famous therapy session involving Sigmund Freud and Gustav Mahler! We do know that the meeting actually did take place, but how did it all come about?
In the dimmed lights of the concert hall the pianist crouches, cat-like, over the piano. His hands swoop across the keyboard in a blur of movement, he sways maniacally from side to side before throwing back his head and raising his eyes to heaven. At the closing, he flings his arms dramatically away from the keyboard...
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The Boston Symphony at Tanglewood from the Manager’s Perspective: Mark Volpe Interview Unsung Concertos
Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925): Piano Concerto Op. 3
In 1936, the Boston Symphony’s first program in the Berkshires took place under an enormous tent, with Maestro Serge Koussevitzky at the helm. Fifteen thousand people heard the venerable ensemble in the gorgeous setting but far from ideal venue. Koussevitzky’s dream of a summer home for the BSO soon would become a reality...
Much admired by Franz Liszt, Moszkowski composed brilliant showpieces for the piano, among them two piano concertos. Ignacy Paderewski once famously wrote, “After Chopin, Moszkowski best understands how to write for the piano.” His Op. 3 Concerto dates from 1874 but was only rediscovered in 2011...
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